The Strange Odyssey of Poland's National Treasures, 1939-1961: A Polish-Canadian Story

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Dundurn, 2004 - History - 214 pages
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The Strange Odyssey of Poland's National Treasures, 1939-1961 tells the story of the Polish national treasures --their evacuation from their homeland under perilous conditions after the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 and their subsequent removal to western Europe and then to Canada. At the end of the war two Polish governments, a Communist one in Warsaw and a non-Communist one in London, vied for control of the national treasures. Before long the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church, the RCMP, and the Canadian and Quebec governments all became involved in the desperate hide-and-seek confrontation between the two Polish governments. Eventually, in February 1961, the release of the historic treasures was negotiated and they were returned to their native land, twenty-two years after their wartime departure. It was indeed a long voyage home!

  

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Contents

Maps
9
The Storm Clouds Gather
17
Escape
25
Tough Decisions
31
Further Voyaging
39
Sojournin France
44
On the Road Again
48
Canada A Safe Haven
57
A Bird in the Hand
99
A Bird in the Bush
103
The Premier of Quebec
109
Political Manoeuvring
113
lntemational Repercussions
119
Caretaking
126
Confrontation Again
138
Détente
143

The Fortunes of War
67
Missing Treasures
74
The Canadian Response
80
The Search
85
Questions Asked
93
A Musical Interlude
151
The End of the Affair
161
The Homecoming
174
Postlude
185
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About the author (2004)

Gordon Swoger was born in the Eastern Townships of Quebec and was educated at McGill and McMaster Universities. He spent his working years as a teacher of high school military history. In the 1990's Gord and his wife went to Poland three times to teach English and History in Warsaw. The Strange Odyssey of Poland's National Treasures, 1939-1961 is his first book.

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Gordon Swoger was born in the Eastern Townships of Quebec and was educated at McGill and McMaster Universities. He spent his working years as a teacher of high school military history. In the 1990's Gord and his wife went to Poland three times to teach English and History in Warsaw. The Strange Odyssey of Poland's National Treasures, 1939-1961 is his first book.

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